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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 04/10/2020.

Substance Misuse Nurse

Job Reference: 457-20-075-QN

Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust
Fitzwilliam Centre, Fitzwilliam Street
Sheffield Treatment and Recovery Team (START)
£24,907 - £30,615 pa dependent on experience

About us

We are a Health & Social Care NHS Foundation Trust providing a range of diverse services including: generic & specialist mental health care; services for people with learning disability; drug & alcohol services; Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT); GP Primary Care services; dementia care services; and community based services for those with long term neurological conditions. We promote emotional health and well being through the provision of accessible high quality modern services designed around the needs of our local population. Our culture is founded upon effective partnership working and close working relationships with staff, service users and their families/carers. We strive to deliver consistently high quality care through our high performing, dedicated & skilful workforce which you could now become a part of. Our values are fundamental to ensuring people are at the heart of everything we do, our values are Respect, Compassion, Partnership. Accountability, Fairness and Ambition.

Sheffield Treatment and Recovery Team (START), Sheffield’s Substance Misuse Treatment Service as delivered by SHSC has an overarching objective to reduce the harm which substance misuse (inclusive of alcohol) causes for individuals, communities and their families.

In return you will work within a supportive, multi-disciplinary team environment and have access to appropriate training, educational and development programmes/tools to continue your professional development.

The Sheffield Substance Misuse Treatment Service (based across two sites, ‘The Fitzwilliam Centre’ and ‘Sidney Street’) is a citywide drug / alcohol treatment service commissioned to treat up to 3000 service users within both secondary and primary care treatment pathways.

The Substance Misuse Treatment Service is an integrated multi-disciplinary Nurse, Drug Worker, Psychosocial Intervention (PSI), Social Worker and Medical team.

We are seeking to recruit a highly motivated, experienced and competent Registered Nurse Mental Health/Adult Nurse. You must also be currently registered with the NMC.

The successful applicants will be expected to provide specialist nursing to designated caseload and as required providing a clinical leadership role within our multi-disciplinary team framework.

An applicant’s knowledge / awareness of the needs of people with drug, alcohol and mental health problems is essential within this role.

Proven experience of working with Individuals with alcohol / drug problems is also essential.

The role will require the applicant to have good communication skills, effective leadership skills, and experience of working independently and as part of a team.

The service operates currently on a Monday to Friday basis 08:00 hours – 20:00 hours hence you must possess a flexible approach to your working hours.

Please ensure you read the post’s job description and person specification and that your supporting information reflects this as your application will be judged against these criteria.

If you would like further information and/or would like to arrange a visit, please contact Andy Falconer (Team Leader) on (0114) 305 0500

Our values are fundamental to ensuring people are at the heart of everything we do, our values are:

  • Respect: We listen to other, valuing their views and contributions
  • Compassion: We show empathy and kindness to others so they feel supported, understood and safe
  • Partnership: We engage with others on the basis of equality and collaboration
  • Accountability: We are open and transparent, acting with honesty and integrity, accepting responsibility for outcomes
  • Fairness: We ensure equal access to opportunity, support and services
  • Ambition: We are committed to making a difference and helping to fulfil aspirations and hopes of our service users.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children and as part of our safe recruitment practice the successful applicant(s) will be subject to a check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) if it is deemed appropriate for the role. The cost of the DBS check (currently up to £48.23) must be met by the successful applicant(s).

SHSC is a Level 2 'Disability Confident' employer, this means that if you have a Disability you are guaranteed an interview if you meet ALL of the essential criteria for this post. Please make sure that when you apply for this post you make it clear how you meet the criteria for the post and also complete the monitoring section of the application where there is a box to tick to indicate that you wish to be included in the guaranteed interview scheme.

The Trust values the diversity of all staff and is committed to equality. We positively encourage applications from all sections of the community regardless of age, gender, racial origin, religion or belief, sexual orientation or disability including people who have experienced mental ill health. We actively welcome applications from people who have used our services.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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